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13 April 2022

FEMP: Local governments, key to developing sustainable mobility, will take part in Global Mobility Call

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Global Mobility Call will be held from 14th–16th June 2022 at IFEMA MADRID.

Local entities provide solutions and create opportunities for private-sector collaboration.

Local governments are key to developing sustainable mobility, both in terms of the role they play in providing new solutions and their ability to create opportunities for public–private partnerships. With that in mind, the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP, Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias) will take part in Global Mobility Call, a joint project between IFEMA MADRID and Smobhub which will serve as a global benchmark to promote a model for sustainable mobility.

In line with these principles, FEMP reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mobility, the primary purpose of this event, which will be held from 14th–16th June 2022 and features the promotion of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda. This event has strong support from institutions and businesses to boost global economic and social recovery following the pandemic, as well as to contribute to energy resilience, which is paramount considering the pressing circumstances Europe is now facing.

Local entities are called upon to be leaders in sustainable mobility

Future, secure, sustainable and connected mobility lies within the scope of local government and is underpinned by three trends: demographics, primarily due to concentration in large cities, and depopulation and ageing in rural areas; advancement and universalisation in using new mobility technologies; and environmental sensitivity, i.e. the climate emergency, safety and quality of life, which entails progressive decarbonisation of transportation and the economy.

Municipalities and provinces are called to fill this role in the Secure, Sustainable, Connected Mobility Strategy 2030 (es.movilidad) published by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA). Local governments play an important role in achieving better efficiency when it comes to public resources. Efficiency here means, on the one hand, ensuring that the populations in both rural areas and medium-sized cities have the same opportunities as those in major cities, whilst simultaneously tackling the challenges that come with the population concentration in major cities.

In light of all of this, Global Mobility Call is an opportunity to bring local governments closer to the advancement proposed by new regulations and mobility projects, as well as to the interests of companies in the national and international ecosystem to develop new, shared transportation solutions, technological innovation, planning and design, services and other activities.